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Seeking new volunteers to coordinate translation of site
Thread poster: Patrick Dotterer

Patrick Dotterer
Local time: 19:29
SITE STAFF
May 22, 2006

Dear Members,

Teams of volunteer members have been working hard over the last several months to localize ProZ.com into various languages. As a result of their efforts it is already possible to use the site in any of the following languages besides English:

Spanish
Russian
Romanian
German
Portuguese (BR)
Hungarian
Latvian

In addition, the following languages are presently being localized and we plan to release several of them during next month:

French
Italian
Bulgarian
Ukrainian
Turkish
Albanian
Lithuanian
Polish
Swedish
Hindi
Chinese

This localization effort will make this your language site even more user-friendly for the translators and interpreters, language service companies and end-clients all over the globe.

We are seeking volunteers and coordinators to help translate the site into additional languages. If you are interested in coordinating or volunteering for a language NOT listed above, please let me know.

We have a process in place to evaluate the feasibility of every localization project. When it is determined that a project is feasible (because a proper team has been assembled) then a new language is added to the localization pipeline.

To compensate for their efforts, site localizers are provided with promotion throughout ProZ.com for one year after their translations are completed. Specifically:

- All team members will receive recognition in their profiles ("This translator helped to localize ProZ.com into {language}")

- All team members get listed, with photos and optional bios, on the localization team page for their language. Search engine optimized links will point to these localization team bios from most ProZ.com pages when viewed in that team's language.

- Team leaders will also receive a search engine optimized link to their profiles from the bottom of most ProZ.com pages when viewed in their language.

This promotion is significant, as it provides a substantial boost to the "page rank" of these translators' ProZ.com profiles in search engines such as Yahoo! and Google, resulting in an increase in client traffic. (ProZ.com's main pages have the highest page ranks in the industry, and these are inherited by pages we link to.)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Regards,
Patrick Dotterer
ProZ.com Staff


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Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 01:29
Member (2006)
French to Hindi
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Hindi May 22, 2006

Hi,
I'm willing to help out for Hindi/ Punjabi.
Regards,
Ritu

[Edited at 2006-05-22 19:12]


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 01:29
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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I'm available for Afrikaans May 22, 2006

Patrick Dotterer wrote:
We are seeking volunteers and coordinators to help translate the site into additional languages. If you are interested in coordinating or volunteering for a language not listed above, please let me know.


That is wonderful news. Finally, finally things are moving again.

We have a process in place to evaluate the feasibility of every localization project. When it is determined that a project is feasible (because a proper team has been assembled) then a new language is added to the localization pipeline.


Can you tell us a bit more about what you regard as a "proper team"?


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Olga Vilan
Portugal
Local time: 00:29
English to Portuguese
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I'm available. May 22, 2006

I'm available for Portuguese (PT).
Kind Regards
Olga


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chopra_2002  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 05:59
English to Hindi
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Hindi May 23, 2006

I am happy to offer my services for translation into Hindi.

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Harry Hermawan  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 07:29
Member (2005)
English to Indonesian
Indonesian? May 23, 2006

Patrick Dotterer wrote:

Dear Members,

...
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Regards,
Patrick Dotterer
ProZ.com Staff


Indonesian? Not a priority?

[Edited at 2006-05-23 07:08]


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KathyT  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 11:29
Japanese to English
Japanese? May 23, 2006

Patrick Dotterer wrote:
If you are interested in coordinating or volunteering for a language not listed above, please let me know.


Happy to help out when the time comes...


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Rossella Cascone
Spain
Local time: 01:29
Spanish to Italian
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Count on me for Italian May 23, 2006

It is a great news.
I will be happy to read ProZ web page in Italian...


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Gianni Pastore  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 01:29
Member (2007)
English to Italian
Count me IN May 23, 2006

for Italian!
Ciao belli


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xxxPFB  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:29
English to French
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Available for French May 23, 2006

Would be happy to help.

Get in touch! You know where to find me

Ph


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ana_brum  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:29
English to Portuguese
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Portuguese (PT) May 23, 2006

I'll be happy to help translating the site into Portuguese (PT)...

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John Colangelo  Identity Verified
Qatar
Local time: 03:29
Member (2006)
Arabic to English
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Arabic ... May 23, 2006

What about Arabic Patrick?

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Geneviève von Levetzow  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:29
Member (2002)
French to German
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French (France) May 23, 2006

Available for French...

Best regards:)

Geneviève


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Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
Germany
Member (2002)
Swedish
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Swedish May 23, 2006

I would be happy to help out with Swedish.

Best regards
Erik

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Technical translator DE-SV
Hansson Übersetzungen GmbH
Am Birkenwäldchen 38
D-01900 Bretnig-Hauswalde, Germany
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Fax +49 - 3 59 52 - 322 02
E-Mail info@hansson.de
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Patrick Dotterer
Local time: 19:29
SITE STAFF
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks for your interest. May 24, 2006

Hey Community,

Thanks so much for your interest in helping out:)

I'm sorry it's taken me some time to reply. Please forgive me.

Okay, I've notified the teams that have already been organized (Italian, French, and Hindi) and have let them know that there are other volunteers who are interested in helping out with the project.

Regarding the other languages, we are revising the requirements for leading a team and also for volunteering for a team and will be releasing the criteria early next week. But in general terms, a team needs to have a team leader/coordinator (there can be more than one) and at least 4 volunteers to first be considered.

For now, we would like to get some more volunteers from the communty so we can begin translating ProZ.com into new languages that have not yet begun.

Regards,
Patrick Dotterer
ProZ.com Staff


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